Sun Kil Moon: Live at The Tuning Fork
95bFM are pleased to present Sun Kil Moon for his first NZ appearance in almost a decade at The Tuning Fork on 28th May.
Sun Kil Moon is the folk rock project of Mark Kozelek from San Francisco, California. Formed in 2002, as the follow-on from defunct indie rock band Red House Painters, it has since evolved into the solo moniker of frontman Mark Kozelek, where he continues to command a reputation for world weary folk and hushed, intimate live performances. The Guardian hailed Sun Kil Moon’s live show as “utterly magnificent”, and Brooklyn Vegan declared it “one of the most surprising and fulfilling show-going experiences.”
Announced and released independently on Kozelek’s Caldo Verde imprint in February, Sun Kil Moon’s latest double LP ‘Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood’ is a sixteen track, 130-minute album recorded alongside Steve Shelly of Sonic Youth, that takes listeners on a journey across the United States of 2016. The album is more diverse than ever before, summed up aptly by Pitchfork as: “by-and- large the most confrontational songs Kozelek has ever put out, but strangely they’re also some of the more exciting ones he’s written,” and it traverses the harrowing, often banal realities of Kozelek’s travels and internal narrative via candid, intimate lyrical musings..
Sun Kil Moon is utterly unique amongst the folk and rock genres. Sparse yet intense, there is a mesmerising quality to these introspective musical musings. The atmospheric restraint of arrangements is adored by true music aficionados the world over. The sweeping and poetic music inspires a unique brand of allegiance and respect. Pulsing and luminous, this is acoustic balladry that transcends narrative, deftly conjuring vivid and dynamic imagery.
Sun Kil Moon audiences are in store for Kozelek’s distinctive brand of happy sadness that sits right in the core of your chest. Sun Kil Moon provides an unparalleled, unforgettable live music experience that you won’t want to miss.
Tickets available 9am March 27th from Ticketmaster